Russia to N. Korea: Interview Freakout 'Understandable'
Foreign Ministry rep says US reaction to Sony hack 'dangerous'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2014 11:04 AM CST
Diana Bang as Sook, Seth Rogen as Aaron, and James Franco as Dave, in "The Interview."   (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)

(Newser) – Russia is apparently no fan of Seth Rogen. A Foreign Ministry spokesman today came to the defense of North Korea's rage over The Interview, reports the AP, saying it was "quite understandable" given the content of the movie. Alexander Lukashevich also sent Washington a little Christmas slap in today's briefing, calling US threats to retaliate over the Sony Pictures hack "counterproductive and dangerous." Meanwhile, ABC notes that Rogen himself dropped by a Los Angeles screening of The Interview early today, telling moviegoers, "Thank you so f---ing much. We thought this might not happen at all." Sony reversed course yesterday and released the film; here's where you can find it online. Meanwhile, the AP notes that the unconventional release could well serve as a test for the industry.